Dr. Susan Gauch
Class Time: Mon, Wed, Fri 11:30-12:20
Office: JBHT 504
Hours: Mon 2:00-3:00, Wed 2:00-3:00, Fri 10:00-11:00
Web Page: http://www.csce.uark.edu/~sgauch/
Dr. John Gauch
Class Time: Tue, Thu 11:00-12:20
Office: JBHT 518
Hours: Tue 9:00-10:00, Thu 9:00-11:00
Web Page: http://www.csce.uark.edu/~jgauch/
Name: Matthew Moccaro
Office: 434 JBHT
Labs: Tue 12:30, Wed 9:30, Thu 12:30
Hours: Tue 2:30-4:00, Thu 2:30-4:00
Name: Zac Kindle
Office: 434 JBHT
Labs: Mon 3:30, Fri 9:30, Fri 3:30
Hours: Wed 3:00-4:30, Fri 1:30-3:00
Name: Stephen Ashmore
Office: 434 JBHT
Labs: Mon 1:30, Wed 1:30, Wed 3:30
Hours: Mon 10:00-11:30, Wed 10:00-11:30
Name: Jacob Hendricks
Office: 434 JBHT
Labs: Mon 9:30
Hours: Tue 1:00-2:00, Thu 1:00-2:00
Introductory course for students majoring in computer science or computer engineering. Software development process:
problem specification, program design, implementation, testing and documentation. Programming topics:
data representation, conditional and iterative statements, functions, arrays and records. Using C++ in a UNIX environment.
Prerequisite: MATH 2554 (Calculus I).
Starting Out with C++ Brief: From Control Structures through Objects, 7th edition. Tony Gaddis, 2012. Published by Addison Wesley.
Students are also required to purchase Turning Point clickers, which will be used for in-class quizzes.
The goal of this class is to develop fundamental
computer-based problem solving skills in the following areas:
The pedagogical approach will be focused on solving problems using
existing software modules (e.g., class libraries) and new modules when
necessary. The syntax and semantics of programming language constructs will
be introduced as needed in this context. Biweekly programming assignments
and their associated reports will be added to each student's programming portfolio.
Labs will reinforce concepts taught in the lecture and also introduce students to the
Linux operating system.
Final grades in this class will be determined by a weighted average
of lab grades, programming project grades, quizzes, and exam scores. We will use
the following scale to assign final grades:
Students must pass BOTH the homework portion of the class (labs and projects)
AND the exam portion (midterms and final) with a grade of D or better in order
to pass this course. Hence, an overall average greater than 60% may still result in
a failure in some cases. The grade will be calculated as follows:
There will be short, in-class quizzes frequently throughout the semester.
Turning Point clickers will be used to collect quiz responses, so students
must buy/rent clickers for this semester and bring them to every class.
There will be weekly laboratory assignments.
Grades for the labs will be based on completeness, correctness, and effort.
Although lab materials are available on the web and can be submitted
electronically, students are required to attend labs and demonstrate
their work to the TA during the lab to get credit for the lab.
There also will be 6-8 relatively large programming projects that
will integrate material taught in the course. The project requirements
and due dates will be posted on the class website.
The programming projects will be graded according to the following scale:
Programming projects must be submitted electronically by midnight of
the due date specified in the project description. Projects which are
submitted after the due date lose 10% per day for up to 3 days late.
Projects more than 3 days late will not be accepted and will receive
a grade of ZERO. Weekends count as 1 day. Partial credit will be given
for programs which compile but which are not complete. Starting early on
programming projects is strongly encouraged.
There will be two exams in this class. One midterm exam and a
comprehensive final exam. All exams will be closed book, but each student
will be allowed to bring in a single 8.5 by 11 sheet of notes.
Calculators will not be needed or allowed. Make up exams will only be
allowed under exceptional circumstances (e.g., a note from your doctor).
Violations of the policies above will be reported to the Provost's office
and may result in a ZERO on the exam or project, an F in the class, or
suspension from the university, depending on the severity of the violation.
If any member of the class has a documented disability and needs special
accommodations, the instructor will work with the student to provide reasonable
accommodation to ensure the student a fair opportunity to perform in this class.
Please advise the instructor of the disability and the desired accommodations
within the first week of the semester.
If the university is officially closed, class will not be held. When the
university is open, you are expected to make a reasonable effort to attend class,
but not if you do not feel that you can get to campus safely. Assignment due
dates will be postponed in case of inclement weather.